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Abbie Riley

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Academic Tutor

I joined the University in 2021 as an Academic Tutor. I currently teach on the IFY Social Sciences Pathway. Before becoming an Academic Tutor, I obtained my BSc in Criminology and PGCE here at the University, I then went on to complete my MRes in Social Research at University College London.

My research areas are around Race and Racism(s), this is something I am most passionate about which has also led my interests further within marginalised groups when considering intersectionality.

Teaching and supervision

I am the Module Leader for Foundations of Social Sciences and teach across modules on the Social Science pathway on Integrated Foundation Degrees. I assist with teaching across Social Sciences. I also teach MSc Inequality and Society.


In my MRes I focused on the experiences of heterosexual interracial couples with regards to racism in everyday life. This focused on their experiences of racism as well as how their own identities played a role when considering their positionality and considering their partners thoughts when discussing these encounters.
  • Race and Racism(s)
  • Radicalisation 
  • Identities and Hybridity
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Last updated 15 March 2024